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Tim Tebow: ĎI Havenít Ruled Outí Running For Office Once Through With Football (Freep the poll)
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Posted on 09/18/2012 12:41:54 PM PDT by crosshairs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tim Tebow may one day take his “Wildcat” offense to another field entirely: politics.

The most talked about player in football said in an interview that once he’s done with football he’ll “at least look at and consider one day” a run for office.

“I haven’t ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do,” the Jets’ backup quarterback told ESPN New York. “I haven’t ruled out anything like that. It won’t be anytime soon in my future, but it’ll be something I’ll at least look at and consider one day.”


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chat; tebow

1 posted on 09/18/2012 12:42:03 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

It would be awesome to see Tebow run for national office after he wins four or five Super Bowls, wins several MVP Awards and retires from the NFL.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 12:45:45 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: crosshairs

The guy is like 24 years old. Why would he rule out anything at this stage?


3 posted on 09/18/2012 12:49:21 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: crosshairs

FReeped!


4 posted on 09/18/2012 12:49:56 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

How about playing NFL quarterback for a winning season first?


5 posted on 09/18/2012 12:58:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

How about being a starter first?? Lol...


6 posted on 09/18/2012 1:00:54 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Bet Tebow will win more games in his career than Ponder does.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 1:01:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

As qb? Bet you a dollar??


8 posted on 09/18/2012 1:02:57 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Ok, one dollar. ;)


9 posted on 09/18/2012 1:04:16 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: goseminoles

Now, if Ponder leaves Minnesota for a better team, all bets are off.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 1:05:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

My son and I were talking about him the other day. He is really good at turning around the insults of sneering and mean people in sports and he’s good at foiling their efforts to create destructive divisions among him and other players.

He has enough social grace for twenty five elected officials in Congress. I don’t know how good he’d be at lying and permitting secret treasonous schemes, though. The Dims would not want him because he’s not a commie slut so he’d probably be one of our’s.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 1:08:25 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The guy is like 24 years old. Why would he rule out anything at this stage?

This. And he's been a public speaker through his faith/church for a LONG time - why would he rule it out? The things the media finds to attack this guy are ridiculous. He may well not have the skill set to be a starting NFL quarterback, but the guy has been a righteous role model away from the field, doing some staggeringly kind things. God forbid we have somebody like THAT in office :)
12 posted on 09/18/2012 1:08:25 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: dfwgator

Lol...


13 posted on 09/18/2012 1:10:05 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: dfwgator

Ponder will join the pantheon of other Clown College NFL QB greats..oh wait..


14 posted on 09/18/2012 1:12:57 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Travis McGee

Last year He almost took Denver all the way to the Super Bowl, but the Eco Liberals in Denver could not stand to see a solid Christian leading their team and they had him cut from the roster.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 1:13:43 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: crosshairs

Sure. He’s got the right morals, he’s a natural leader, we need more folks like him. 77.56% (7,401 votes)

No way. I don’t even want him on the Jets! No ‘Tebowing’ your way into office! 7.63% (728 votes)

Maybe. It depends on his positions. 14.81% (1,413 votes)


16 posted on 09/18/2012 1:14:27 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Uncle Slayton

How many games did he win last year?


17 posted on 09/18/2012 1:15:17 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: crosshairs

I’m a huge Tim Tebow fan. Very fascinating person.

On Sunday, Mark Sanchez played like a man possessed. With Eva Longario. His mind was in another place.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 1:20:21 PM PDT by Jackie
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To: pburgh01

Hey.... Ponder would make as good of a politician as Tebow. Both fine young men. While at FSU, Ponder received a bachelors in finance, an MBA, and a Masters in Sports Management. 3.73 GPA..


19 posted on 09/18/2012 1:23:25 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Uncle Slayton
but the Eco Liberals in Denver could not stand to see a solid Christian leading their team and they had him cut from the roster.

Do you believe that? That it had nothing to do with football?

20 posted on 09/18/2012 1:26:27 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than professors, politicians and preachers.)
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To: crosshairs

I am sooooo tired of hearing about Tim Tebow..... just another overpaid, spoiled brat.. move along folks, nothing here.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 1:27:01 PM PDT by vet7279
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To: Travis McGee
I'm not certain what you're saying, but I believe Tebow qb'd the Broncos to a winning season and a play off birth last year.

Fwiw, I think he has a better win percentage with the Broncos than Manning................:-)

He may never be a great NFL QB, but one thing is for sure, Tebow is nothing but a winner wherever he's been. His old team mates will all say that about him.

22 posted on 09/18/2012 1:28:29 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Travis McGee

Enough to lead his team to the AFC Playoffs and defeat Pittsburgh..


23 posted on 09/18/2012 1:30:00 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

How many games was that? So he must be leading the Jets today?


24 posted on 09/18/2012 1:31:17 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Lakeshark

I agree, he’s a fine young man with a giant heart.

But this pre-coronation is a bit much.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 1:32:23 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
He certainly stirs the pot of emotions among fans.

I don't quite understand either extreme, the Tebow haters, or those who find him the greatest athlete ever.

He's still young, seemingly has his head on straight for a pro athlete, and has accomplished a lot already.

26 posted on 09/18/2012 1:39:08 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

I’m a big Tebow fan, have been since he was a Gator QB leading championship teams.

But lets see some more NFL football before we decide if he should be canonized a a saint or appointed Presidet for Life first.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 1:41:52 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: crosshairs

He should start by learning how to pass. Then he can worry about the future.


28 posted on 09/18/2012 1:48:02 PM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: Jackie

Playing the Steelers will do that, but let’s see, how did Tebow do the last time he played the Steelers.

I think Tebow in the lockeroom is a good thing, even his Freshman year at UF, when Chris Leak was the starter, Tebow as still a big factor in them winning the National Championship that year.


29 posted on 09/18/2012 1:50:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Travis McGee

Unfortunately for Tim, he was made to play for the Jets who represent New York City and the New York City market is dominated by Secularists, Gays, Liberals and foregniers who would not stand for a real American like Tebow playing for their team.

Instead, they have chosen this Sanchez fella.


30 posted on 09/18/2012 1:55:27 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Travis McGee

7-4 in regular season
1-1 in playoffs


31 posted on 09/18/2012 2:13:35 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Travis McGee

You mean like taking over a 1 and 4 team, turning them around, finish the season 8 and 8, going to the play offs and winning the first play off game against one of the toughest defenses?


32 posted on 09/18/2012 2:15:22 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: crosshairs; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Tebow for Congress, senate, pres.? Why not.

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33 posted on 09/18/2012 2:15:44 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Uncle Slayton

Uhhh no. Last year he made a team 8-8, won 1 of what have been a necessary 3 games to get to the Superbowl, and then got crushed like a grape by the conferences eventual SB representative. And they got rid of him because when you get a chance to get rid a terrible QB you do it, and when you get a chance to replace him with a first ballot hall of famer you do it FAST.

He’s a nice guy, but on the field he’s Kordell Stewart, has enough QB skills to be useful as a gadget player, but not enough to be a starter.


34 posted on 09/18/2012 2:18:58 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: discostu

“...when you get a chance to get rid a terrible QB you do it, and when you get a chance to replace him with a first ballot hall of famer you do it FAST.”

How many interceptions did that first ballot Hall of Famer throw in his last game?


35 posted on 09/18/2012 2:33:41 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

Happens. Even great QBs have crappy days. The difference between a Manning and a Tebow is the percentage. Let’s also not forget if the Broncos defense had pulled one more stop they probably win that game.


36 posted on 09/18/2012 2:45:21 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
He almost took Denver all the way to the Super Bowl

Revisionist history.

and they had him cut from the roster.

He was traded, genius, not cut. Big difference.

37 posted on 09/18/2012 3:39:16 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: dynachrome; crosshairs

Sure. He’s got the right morals, he’s a natural leader, we need more folks like him.
77.61% (11,013 votes)

No way. I don’t even want him on the Jets! I HATE CHRISTIANS!! Separation of football and state!@!! No ‘Tebowing’ your way into office!
7.49% (1,063 votes)

Maybe. I can never make these decisions. It all depends on his positions.
14.9% (2,115 votes)

Total Votes: 14,191


38 posted on 09/18/2012 4:11:39 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

One word... DORK.


39 posted on 09/18/2012 4:21:19 PM PDT by taketheredpill
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To: Travis McGee

“How about playing NFL quarterback for a winning season first?”

Unfortunately, that’s not gonna happen. I’ve watched every game Tebow has played in the NFL, and his quarterbacking skills are pretty poor and haven’t improved very much.

While his execrable throwing skills have shown some improvement, he’s completely failed at every other aspect of the position. He doesn’t have a clue how to read a defense, and even worse, he has no idea in the world how to look over his field of receivers, no idea how to head fake, etc. The best Tebow can usually do is look the entire time at the one and only receiver he’s decided to throw to in advance and if he’s not open either throw the ball away or scramble for short yardage. And the really bad part of that is that he’s shown zero improvement in those particular skills. Quite frankly, it looks to me like Tebow isn’t very smart.


40 posted on 09/18/2012 6:53:13 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: crosshairs
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41 posted on 09/18/2012 7:57:50 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: crosshairs

I love Tebow. He’s half my age but inspires me.

Sure. He’s got the right morals, he’s a natural leader, we need more folks like him. 77.78% (14,099 votes)

No way. I don’t even want him on the Jets! No ‘Tebowing’ your way into office! 7.6% (1,378 votes)

Maybe. It depends on his positions. 14.62% (2,650 votes)

Total Votes: 18,127


42 posted on 09/18/2012 7:57:59 PM PDT by Tigercap
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To: crosshairs

20,916 people (76.78%) said Sure. 2157 people (7.92%) said no. And 4167 (15.3%) said Maybe. It depends on his positions.

Poll still open Saturday, 9/22 at 9:50 PM CDT


43 posted on 09/22/2012 7:52:19 PM PDT by KGeorge
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